Visa Certifies First Batch of Smartphones for PayWave
Visa announced that it has certified the first selection of NFC-equipped smartphones to use PayWave, Visa's mobile application for payments at retail locations. The handsets include the Samsung Galaxy SII, LG Optimus NET NFC, BlackBerry Bold 9900, Bold 9790, Curve 9360, and Curve 9380. By certifying this collection of smartphones, mobile operators and retailers can now partner with financial institutions to offer Visa mobile payment services to consumers.
Review: Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T
Phone Scoop looks at the Galaxy S II smartphone for AT&T's network. While this version packs a smaller screen than its larger brothers, there are some surprising benefits.
Samsung Galaxy S II Coming To AT&T, T-Mobile
AT&T and T-Mobile today announced that they will both be getting versions of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Confusingly, they will both bear the name "Galaxy S II", but will have different specs, including different screen sizes.
T-Mobile Scores White Samsung Galaxy S II
Samsung and T-Mobile USA today announced that they will offer a white version of the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone "in time for the holidays." Exact pricing and launch details were not provided, though Samsung said more information will become available in the coming weeks.
RIM Announces BlackBerry OS 7.1, Adds Mobile Hotspot
Research In Motion today took the wraps off a new version of its BlackBerry operating system. BlackBerry 7.1 adds a range of new features to RIM's smartphone platform, including a native mobile hotspot client.
RIM Updates BBM, Traffic, and Travel Apps
Research In Motion today provided updates to a handful of its mobile applications in conjunction with the release of BlackBerry OS 7.1. BlackBerry Messenger version 6.1 has moved out of beta and is available to all users.
Samsung Galaxy S II / SGH-i777
4.3" display 480 x 800 pixels
Samsung Exynos dual-core processor
1,650 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm), Memory Card Slot, NFC